Fallen officer's son gets police escort to school


So, Dakota asked his mom whether one of his dad's fellow police officers could escort him to Sullivan Elementary School in western Indiana.

Footage shows Dakota Pitts walking with a police past a line of his father's colleagues, who stand solemnly, to the school gates.

Wearing his father's badge, the boy returned to Sullivan Elementary School with dozens of cops by his side, WNDU reported.

Dakota had asked his mother if one of his dad's friends could drive him to school on Monday, for his first day back following the tragedy.

"He will definitely know his dad was a hero", Pitts' sister Kelli Jones told the affiliate.

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Terre Haute Police Officer Rob Pitts was killed in the line of duty earlier this month after a shootout with a homicide suspect.

No less than 70 policemen escorted a 5-year-old IN boy to school on his first day back after his father, a police officer, was killed IN the line of duty. The SWAT team even presented Dakota with his own shirt and badge.

Dakota Pitts is just five years old. Wolfe was armed with a handgun and fired at the officers, striking Pitts. Wolfe also died of a gunshot wound, but officials haven't yet released details about how he was shot.

"It's a brotherhood", Detective Les Hamm, Terre Haute Police said.

It is another tragic loss for the Wabash Valley and the Terre Haute Police Department, ' Sgt. Joe Watts of the Indiana State Police said.